How many apps do you have on your phone that you don't seem to use very often?
some apps run automatically on startup or during the course of use, so i limit what i download too, and i also can report better battery life as opposed to the old days when i had every stupid little game and tool they offer...
eh, checking though, i have 78. im sure i can delete a few of these too, virtual vuvezela, transzilla, find differences..
oh yea, this is turing into an altering my phone completely day now. thanks original post, you just dropped my work productivity to zero
X passed to Jess
Droid also here but retired after hard miles to the land of experimentation and mutilation
If I don't use an app at least once every two weeks, I uninstall it. I install those apps when I need them and then uninstall them again. Use it or lose it!!
Baton Rouge, LA
Why do apps that I'm NOT even using show up in the task list? Like Car Dock and music. If I'm using it yes it should be there, but if I haven't launched it why is it running?
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In Android, processes and Applications are two different things. An app can stay "running" in the background without any processes eating up your phone's resources. Android keeps the app in its memory so it launches more quickly and returns to its prior state. When your phone runs out of memory, Android will automatically start killing tasks on its own, starting with ones that you haven't used in awhile.
The problem is that Android uses RAM differently than, say, Windows. On Android, having your RAM nearly full is a good thing. It means that when you relaunch an app you've previously opened, the app launches quickly and returns to its previous state. So while Android actually uses RAM efficiently, most users see that their RAM is full and assume that's what's slowing down their phone. In reality, your CPU—which is only used by apps that are actually active—is almost always the bottleneck.
Baton Rouge, LA